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N. Korea Hockey Players Come to South for Joint Olympic Team

N. Korea Hockey Players Come to South for Joint Olympic Team

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 08:38 PM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Twelve North Korean female hockey players have crossed the border into South Korea to form the rivals' first-ever Olympic team during next month's Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Seoul's Unification Ministry says in a statement the North Korean athletes arrived in the South on Thursday morning along with a coach and two support staff.

The North Koreans are to travel on to a southern South Korean training center where they'll be united with their South Korean teammates.

The rival Koreas recently agreed to field a single women's hockey team as part of Olympics-related rapprochement deals struck following months of nuclear tensions.

The deals include athletes of the two Koreas marching together under a single flag during the Feb. 9 opening ceremony.

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